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Facilities Management articles for the week of 10/11/2020 - 10/17/2020

Going Beyond Green: The Evolution of Sustainability in a Post COVID-19 World

While COVID-19 has brought much despair, it’s also worth noticing the many new beginnings that the first half of 2020 has brought: Perhaps most notably are the glimpses of environmental repair and the renewed focus on health and wellness, both in the workplace and in the work-at-home environment.  Fresh water, cleaner air, and smog-free city skylines have all been a part of this reduced-activity era.

Read This » Understand Maintenance Requirements for Restroom Components

If managers expect investments in water-saving devices to perform as intended over the life of the product, they must ensure that technicians inspect and maintain the products regularly.

Read This » How to Optimize Daylighting with Smart Lighting Design, Lighting Controls

To address daylighting challenges, facilities professionals need to “manage how light comes into a building and how it impacts the activities inside,” says Marc Brener, director, renewable and energy efficiency services with Energy Experts International.

Read This » Keep a Close Eye on Water Management

Students and faculty are not returning to higher education facilities with HVAC systems in mind when it comes to indoor health.

Read This » Focus on Maintenance Requirements During Mower Selection

Money matters. No one will argue that the initial cost of big-ticket grounds equipment is perhaps the most important factor in a grounds managers’ ultimate purchasing decision.

Read This » For HVAC Optimization, High-Hanging Fruit Doesn't Have to Mean 'Expensive'

Acknowledging the availability of low-hanging fruit begs the question, “What’s high-hanging fruit?” Some would characterize it as any goal or solution that, because of its “height from the ground,” is more difficult to harvest.

Read This » Getting Creative with Creating Outdoor Workspaces

Not all office buildings have the amenities of a campus set in an idyllic natural setting.

Read This » During the Coronavirus Pandemic, Look to Efficiency

Many organizations are confronting unprecedented issues related to their bottom lines due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read This » 3 Key Questions on Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Front-line technicians in maintenance and engineering departments rely on a core arsenal of equipment and tools to complete many daily tasks throughout institutional and commercial facilities.

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